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Krugman Wrong on Gentrification
by Randy SahwBeyond Chron
December 1st, 2015
Randy Shaw argues that Paul Krugman's argument that land use restrictions are responsible for gentrification is belied by the evidence.

$100 Million to Spend on L.A.'s Homeless, But How to Do It?
by Leo DuranKPCC
November 30th, 2015
Because the homeless crisis has become so acute in Los Angeles, the City may have to spend much of the money on temporary shelter, rather than permanent housing.

Fresno Leaders Committed to Fix "Third World" Conditions at Summerset Apartments if 'Slumlord' Doesn't Step Up
by Rory AppletonFresno Bee
November 30th, 2015
Frenso's City Council is looking at options to address code violations at an apartment complex where the tenants have been without heat, hot water and cooking facilities since November 12. Tenants Together's Fresno office is assisting the tenants.

Gentrification in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Forces Residents to Move On
by Vivian YeeNew York Times
November 27th, 2015
Landlord are harassing tenants and failing to maintain their properties to force lower-income tenants from their homes.

Fresno Mayor Declares Emergency at Apartment Complex
Fresno Bee
November 25th, 2015
Fresno's Mayor declared a state of emergency at an apartment complex where tenants have been without gas service since November 12.

Alameda Tenant Activists, Officials Meet Over Rent Crisis
by Peter HegartyContra Costa Times
November 25th, 2015
The Alameda Renters Coalition met with city officials there to discuss options for rent control and just cause eviction protections.

Berkeley Panel Urges Community Activism to Address Housing Crisis
by Judith ScherrDaily Democrat
November 24th, 2015
Community groups gathered in Berkeley to address the housing crisis there. Tenants Together was one of the sponsors of the meeting.

Rent Control Efforts in San Jose Look At 'Just Cause' Evictions
by Jennifer WadsworthSan Jose Inside
November 24th, 2015
Tenants in San Jose need 'just cause' eviction protections to prevent landlords from evicting them for complaining about code violations in their units.

Salinas Landlord Faces Discrimination Complaint
by Roberto M. RobledoSalinas Californian
November 23rd, 2015
Project Sentinel has filed a complaint against a landlord who is using occupancy limits to discriminate against families with children.

Apartment Owner Sues Portland over New Rules on Rent Hikes, Evictions
by Andrew TheenThe Oregonian
November 17th, 2015
A Portland OR, landlord is suing to end tenant protections passed by the City Council there.

When Wall Street Owns Main Street
by Dan SmithThe Registry
November 17th, 2015
Tenants Together studies the effect of the landlord investors who purchased properties out of foreclosure.

Sharing, Squatting, Landlord Dodging: The Reality for Tenants
by Dan GriffinIrish Times
November 17th, 2015
Dublin tenants are finding it difficult and expensive to find housing. Tenants there are less organized than in other European countries.

Fresh Off Bay Area Victory, Tech Giant Airbnb May Set Sights on L.A.
by David ZhaniserLos Angeles Times
November 16th, 2015
Community groups are worried that Airbnb will prevent effective regulation in Los Angeles.

Rental Agreements Trap Domestic Violence Victims
by Mike HowellVancouver Courier
November 16th, 2015
Domestic violence victims in Vancouver, B.C., may be allowed to break their leases to move away from the abusers without losing their security deposits or having to pay charges for re-renting their units.

Tension Builds in Alameda over Fast-Rising Rents
by Rachel SwanSan Francisco Chronicle
November 15th, 2015
Tenants in Alameda are being forced from their homes by exorbitant rent increases, and are demanding that the City Council take action. TT Executive Director Dean Preston was interviewed for the article.

Federal Smoking Ban Won't Change Much in Oregon Public Housing
by Kristian Foden-VencilOregon Public Broadcasting
November 13th, 2015
Public housing projects in Oregon already ban smoking in units there.

Get Abused, Call 911, Get Evicted
by Julian SpectorCity Lab
November 13th, 2015
Tenants who call 911 to get help in domestic abuse cases are being threatened with eviction under "nuisance" ordinances being enacted around the country.

Chaos at Alameda Council Meeting on Rents Was Not Surprising
by Brian McGuireSan Jose Mercury News
November 12th, 2015
Before allowing tenants to speak at a public meeting on rising rents in Alameda, the Mayor grilled tenants, demanding to know whether they were current on their rent.

Berlin Just Showed the World How to Keep Housing Affordable
by Feargus O'SullivanCity Lab
November 12th, 2015
Low-income Berliners will pay lower rents under a reform of rent laws there.

Dozens Protest Lack of Affordable Housing in San Jose
by Matt KellerABC 7
November 12th, 2015
Workers in San Jose often have to commute long distances, as there is little affordable housing close to their jobs.

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